Ron Parker - Car Mechanic Instructor

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TAPE 15

EAMONN:
(on 1)
BETWEEN THE TWIST AND YOUR OTHER ACTIVITIES IT`S NO WONDER THAT
ZOOM YOU ARE ONE OF THE BEST CUSTOMERS OF THE REPAIR DEPARTMENT AT
TO 2/sh ROEHAMPTON BUT YOU SET ABOUT REDUCING THE WEAR AND TEAR BY
TAKING ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS INDEPENDANCE.

114 4 STILL: SUBJECT IN GO-KART
EAMONN:

A VISIT TO TRING RACE TRACK GIVES YOU YOUR FIRST TASTE OF DRIVING, AT THE WHEEL OF A GO-KART.

115 3 AFTER THAT EXPERIENCE YOU MAKE A BIG DECISION. UNTIL NOW A TAXI
2/sh HAS TAKEN YOU TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY BUT PARTLY FROM THE MANY
EAMONN/ GIFTS THAT FLOWED IN WHEN YOUR COURAGE AFTER YOUR ACCIDENT
SUBJECT BECAME KNOOWN, YOU SET ABOUT BUYING A CAR OF YOUR OWN. BUT
FIRST YOU WANT TO KNOW ALL ABOUT WHAT GOES ON UNDER THE BONNET.
THERE YOUR LOCAL YOUTH CLUB, THE HI-FI, CAN HELP. AT YOUR FIRST CLASSES THERE, THOUGH, YOUR INSTRUCTDOR`S DOUBTFUL THAT YOU`LL BE ABLE TO DO MUCH ON THE PRACTICAL SIDE.

RON PARKER (O.S.) O.S.MIC
(on 3)
I WAS QUITE WRONG THERE. DAVID`S TURNED HIMSELF INTO A
ZOOM FIRST-CLASS MECHANIC.

TO MCU - BP SUBJECT IN CAR

EAMONN:

CAR MAINTENANCE EXPERT AT THE HI-FI AND NOW YOUR VERY GOOD
FRIEND, RON PARKER.

116 2 ENTRANCE PARKER TAPE 1
ENTRANCE AND GREETING
118 1 EAMONN:
RON, HOW DID YOU AND DAVID FIRST MEET?

RON PARKER:
119 2
THE FIRST TIME I SAW HIM WAS ABOUT THREE YEARS BACK. HE CAME ALONG TO THE GARAGE WHERE I WORKED AND ASKED IF HE COULD HAVE SOME EMPTY OIL DRUMS. HE WAS IN HIS WHEELCHAIR AT THE TIME AND WE WERE PUZZLED ABOUT WHY HE WANTED THEM.

120 3 EAMONN: AND WHAT WAS THE REASON?

MCU SUBJECT (on 3)
PARKER:

WELL, IT TURNED OUT THAT HE WANTED TO MAKE A RAFT TO REPLACE THE ONE HE`D HAD BEFORE HIS ACCIDENT.

EAMONN:
120a
THE NEXT TIME HE MET YOU WAS WHEN HE CAME TO YOU AT THE CLUB FOR CAR MAINTENANCE LESSONS, AND AS YOU`VE TOLD US HE LEARNED EVERYTHING YOU COULD TEACH HIM.

PARKER:
120b 2 HES.
IN SPITE OF HIS HAND HE MANAGED ALL THE TRICKY JOBS ON AN ENGINE AND HE COULD TAKE ONE TO PIECES AND PUT IT TOGETHER AGAIN BEFORE HE BOUGHT HIS CAR.

EAMONN:
120c 3
THAT CAR, OF COURSE, HAD TO HAVE A LOT OF SPECIAL ADJUSTMENTS MADE TO IT BEFORE DAVID COULD DRIVE?

PARKER:
121 2
YES. THE CHOKE AND THE STARTER SWITCHES HAD TO BE
MCU MOVED OVER THE TO THE RIGHT HAND SIDE AND HE HAD TO
PARKER HAVE A SPECIAL DRIVING HAND MADE WITH A CUP IN THE
PALM THAT FITTED OVER A PROJECTION IN THE STEERING WHEEL.

EAMONN:
122 3
AND I BELIEVE THAT WITH HIS SENSE OF HUMOUR DAVID COULDN`T RESIST TRICKING YOU WITH THAT?

PARKER:
123 2
I CAN TELL YOU DAVID THAT WAS ONE TRICK OF YOURS THAT
MCU REALLY WORKED!
PARKER
ONE NIGHT WHEN HE CAME INTO THE GARAGE HE LEFT THIS GLOVED DRIVING HAND ATTACHED TO THE WHEEL AND CREPT OUT OF THE CAR. OF COURSE HE WAITED FOR ME TO SPOT IT - AND I DID.

EAMONN:
124 1
THANK YOU, RON PARKER.
EXIT PARKER TAPE 17
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